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Address: Piazza San Gaetano 68, 80138, Naples, Italy
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+39 081 296944
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In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and...

In the underground of Naples lies a labyrinth of tunnels, tanks and cavities that form a real city which is the negative of the city on surface.

The underground city spreads below the entire old town, its myths and legends are still alive in the imagination of all the Neapolitans.

We are open every day The visit is composed of 3 different parts:1) greek and roman aqueductby taking 136 low and cozy steps, we will go 40 metres (120 feet) underground to visit some of the tufo caves excavated by the greeks (v sec. b.c.), also used as cisterns as water supply for our city for more than 23 centuries. the caves we are going to see are all very big and lit, but just one narrow yet optional part, which turns out to be the most suggestive section of the tour since it is only be lit by the candle light, moreover the floor is completely even. the visit lasts 1h30. of the overlaid of the roman theatre2) roman theatrevisit of a part of roman theatre in naples, overlaid in the xv century , by the modern buildings wich are now in via anticaglia, vico cinquesanti e via san paolo. you are going to enter a traditional neapolitan house, commonly called "basso" (low), because it is at the street level, already part of the roman theatre. by setting back a bed and opening a trapdoor you will be able to see the places where the emperor nero had his own private backstage, every time he came to perform in naples. the visit lasts 20 minutes.3) summa cavea (upper part of the roman theatre)the tour has been recently made bigger and complete with a new discovery. thus, in an ancient neapolitan carpentry workshop a new section of the theatre came out and right here a permanent nativity cribs exhibition was installed with more than thirty ancient "scarabattoli" (wooden shrines used for the nativity scenes to be shown) which show nativity scens and popular daily life. opus reticulatum and latericium construction all around the theatre walls. in the latest section brought to life of the roman theatre another discovery was made, thus, in the floor small channels of the aqueduct were used for the water to rush through, though they had been obstructed for a very long tme by the sawdust from the carpentry workshop. channels used as sewers during the bourbon period., released with bluish tiles, these very channels are now protected with grates to be seen by visitors.

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something different and it's amazing

it's amazing to see all these buildings built on top of this underworld. It's cold down there, bring a jacket.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2011
Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2011

it's amazing to see all these buildings built on top of this underworld. It's cold down there, bring a jacket.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

I was amazed by the underground aqua ducts and the city. However I was disappointed I couldn't understand one word. I went up to the guide and asked about the tour in English told him my language was English and he didn't think to mention the whole tour was in Italian! He spent 1 hour out of the 2 hour... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

I forget the name of our tour guide, but he was extremely entertaining and knowledgeable. The start is almost bang in the middle of the historic centre and can be found easily.We got to see the backstage of Nero's theatre, Roman and Greek baths underground and loads of attractions centuries old.It gets quite cold 400 feet below the ground level... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

It's a underground network of tunnels(one of them,very narrow),cisterns and spacious caverns.The maximum depth is 40m under the town(according to the guide-an excellent english speaker)The excursion costs 10 euro and includes an greco-roman theatre.It takes about 90 minutes.There was a little delay(about 15 minutes) regarding starting hour specified on their schedule.Note,there are a lot of stairs you will have to... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2011

A must see and do if you make it to Naples. Great place for school age children to attend. If you have kids that require a stroller, leave it behind. It is not possible since you take a huge staircase underground to view the aquaducts. A sling will work just great for babies. Multiple people carried their children in slings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2011

A little hard to find tucked away to the left of a church on Via Tribunali, you have to look for the blue and white flags. Had an amazing tour with the funniest guide, Alexandro. You should not go to Naples and and miss this. Some very tight tunnels but you can still get to everything as most walks seem... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2011

very nice place. you must to visit if you come in Naples. The place seemed difficult to find on a map but was simple because it was a straight road of Via Toledo. Take a tour guide for the visiting is better, and all are good. the price is correct , €8 for students 9.50 otherwise

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2011

Loved it! Loved the roman- theater-part, loved the candle-light part, the part about the nuns... it was a great and utmost interesting visit, with a whole lot of information, things I never knew.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2010

This was just a fascinating tour that really shows you the history and ingenuity of the Neapolitan area. We were lucky enough to be the only two on our tour. For anyone with a real interest in history this is a must see. Be warned, if you are claustrophobic parts of the tour will not be for you. And there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

This tour of Naples ancient, underground aqueducts and only partially excavated Roman theatre bring Naples' historical past to life. The tour based in (or rather beneath) the historical centre provides a fascinating insight into the city below the modern Naples. What was particularly striking was the contrast between the modern world above street level and the hidden secrets below. Our... More 

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